soft light

a classic of the shop... candlecup for now available in clear blue and green. soon again in white too.

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back to school

it's already the end of august... the new season is upon us (the absence of an exclamation mark says it all).

the good news is: new season = new jewellery.

this large chain link bracelet is one of the standout pieces of the new autumn/winter collection. what is so cool about it is that you can wear it to anything. t-shirt: check. blouse: check. sweatshirt: check. pullover: check. cashmere turtle neck: check. suit jacket: check. elegant dress: check.

ergo: all occasions covered. you've just set your eyes on an allrounder! 




right... it didn't quite work out the way i thought, in short: i haven't prepared one single post for this week away (well, guess who is surprised now).

i'm now finally sitting in front of the computer but going mad with loading/finding pictures both of my cellphone or camera on this one (a zillion of photos), grrrrrr. so frankly... not sure i'll post more this week because here in italy the sun is shining and we can actually WEAR sunglasses :-) i hear i need to make the most of it. 

so you may say it's not only unfair but pointless to show you sunglasses. sorry!

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on and off

as said in the title below: summer is not over yet!

for me it's been on and off work these past few weeks and you've been warned: next week i'll be off for a last week of summer holidays.

but to make matters a bit sweeter i'll be posting :-)
not that i'll do it there and then next week but i hope to be able to prepare a few post entries tomorrow saturday when i'm working in the shop but presumably noone will be able to get here as the whole area around zurich central will be closed for the marathon. 

please note that the shop will be closed from august 19-23.


summer is not over yet!

as it says in the tag: perfect couples. well, in this case it's a threesome!

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crikey, it is so dark today (not to mention the rain) that i find it difficult to take good pictures of the carmen cards. i'm not doing them justice. well, why don't you come and see for yourselves?

i've just looked and saw that it's been nearly two years since the last post on the carmen cards (cf 24.10.12). time is running, i tell you...

but insofar nothing has changed: they are still the most wonderful cards, with a silky surface, each and every piece made by carmen and her sister.

so what's new: some added motives and one single 10x15cm format: oblong, folded (each packed with an envelope). 

so for now you can still chose between the 4 old sizes and the new formate. which doesn't make the choice any easier...

i'm a fan!

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paper love

remember the carmen cards?

i'm a bit cought for time today but tomorrow i'll show you more of the new cards carmen brought me today.

lovely stuff indeed!




recently i sold the composition of shelves i've used as a display in the shop for a while so to change a little i have now put together a more compact version.

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a farewell to a family holiday

... in sweden. lovely, lovely.



holiday animal

let's face it: with both the school holiday and semester break this time of the year is usually very boring in the shop. as you know me no further excuse is needed to close shop doors for holidays (yes!)

there will be a lot of surf and turf this summer, so i'd better inform you ahead of time when the shop will be closed...

24.7.- 5.8.

may the weather gods be with us!


currently looking into...

mmm, that looks rather light and elegant, don't you think?

equally the beauty and proplem with those shelves is that there are zillions of combinations...

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summer gear


new earrings in town

i couldn't decide which picture to chose, so there you get all 4 of them!



la vie est belle avec simone de beauvoir

hello there, hope you've been good!

for those who follow this blog i still owe you one on headscarves for (ahem) grownups (say on the other side of 35).

10 days ago i was in paris for a show and i can confirm that in the streets of the french capital i saw lots of women wearing headscarves, and not in a shy way!

thus newly inspired/motivated i came back but now have to admit that i look too (...) to show ways to wear the headscarf on myself so googeled those pictures for you.

the ingredients to that look is a smart you and a not so big scarf, for example the pradaesque silk one shown below, available in the shop (chf 44.-).




a nice surprise

just when i thought this post was about scarves for headbands (part 2) it turns out it's about luxenburgerli and flowers!

so there was a candy colour invasion in the shop... the lush bouquet of flowers went straight into this large glass vase (for more pictures of the vase cf post entry 10.4. and 2.4.) and the luxenburgerli had to submit to a (very) short photo session before reaching their final destination/destiny.

but they looked fine on the coloured plates, didn't they? 

many thanks to Rita and Gina! 

tomorrow i'll be working till 4pm, then i'll jump onto the tgv to paris for a couple of days to attend shows and for the rest of the week i'll be off work... have a good time and see you back on july 15th!

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folks, it's festival time... practically a licence to wear cool headgear that maybe feels too silly or contrived in the office. so go girl, find out what suits you and have fun.

this is best tried with a scarf that is not too large, silk is probably the best choice as it can be rolled, doesn't make you sweat like other fabrics and falls easily into place. in the shop i have a small variety to chose from. some of them come with a leaflet how to style the scarves. 

if like me you're past the age to go to festivals we can still experiment with headscarves but it's difficult to get away with the "easteregg" as seen below...

beautiful pic via garance doré

why not try to channel the intrepid intellectual looks of Frida Kahlo or Simone de Beauvoir?

more on that captivating subject tomorrow :-)


sold today

this is for a birthday...

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in the mix

here one multiple bracelet and a bangle.

the bangle with the enamel square comes in red, pink, blue and black and the multiple bracelet is also available in other colour mixes.

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please note that saturday june 28th the shop will be closed.

tomorrow i'm travelling to south of france to visit my dear and very old grand-mother, we're going to have champagne! so cheers to everyone, enjoy the weekend.


sofa soft mags

majken has ordered the hay mags soft sofa in a slightly slimmer version than the one shown in the first picture.

if you have been looking for a new sofa and pondering on endless possibilites doesn't scare you then ask me for the pdf with the module overview at entrez@leboudoir.ch.

if you're looking for something a bit more formal there is the sister version mags sofa also by hay.

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